Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

I cannot remember for the life of me how I stumbled upon this during homeroom, but it couldn't have come at a better time.

We've all read and talked about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary (see my thoughts here) and there has been a fantastic response from other schools and wonderful people who are raising money for the community.

But there is another "non-monetary" way you can give back and help these children!

According to the Connecticut PTSA, the children at Sandy Hook are moving to a new school and they plan on creating a beautiful winter wonderland for them. As a result, they have sent out a request for snowflake donations!

Imagine the look on these kids faces when they walk into a building COVERED in millions of beautifully cut snowflakes, each one unique and specially made.

Immediately, I knew this was something I could get behind and take charge of at school. I sent out the information to my colleagues and devised a plan to offer some extra credit to my students to make snowflakes. I have already received some today and I can't wait to send them!

If you would like to get involved, spread the word! Here's what the PTSA had to say:

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!! No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514, by January 12, 2013.

I get chills thinking about this project and how it can inspire so much hope, not only for these kids, but for our country. When we bind together and do good, great things can be achieved.

Let me know if you're getting involved in this wonderful project! :)